Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Roma have been offered hope in their pursuit of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.The 21-year-old is one of several much sought-after assets currently on the books at the Johan Cruyff Arena.Like club colleague Frenkie de Jong, who is being heavily linked with Barcelona, Van de Beek is starting to register on the transfer radar of leading clubs across Europe. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A number of Premier League sides are reported to have expressed an interest in acquiring in his potential in the recent past, while Roma would welcome the chance to take Van de Beek to Italy.He has shunned those admiring glances so far, with the exciting talent opting to further his development in the familiar surrounds of his homeland.The Netherlands international is, however, reconsidering his options after starting just two Eredivisie games in 2018-19 and may be ready to open the door to his suitors in the upcoming recruitment windows.Van de Beek’s agent, Guido Alberts, told Voetbal International of the links to United, Liverpool et al: “It is true that this interest has been there for a while.“Last summer it was already concrete, but Donny opted for a longer stay at Ajax.“The past few months have gone differently than we had in mind. “If his situation remains the same way for much longer, a transfer is a better option for all parties.“These agreements have now also been made with [director of football] Marc Overmars.“If the situation remains the same, a transfer can be discussed.”Van de Beek made his Ajax debut during a Europa League clash with Celtic in November 2015.He is now closing in on 100 appearances for the club and has formed part of the senior Dutch national side.A contract through to 2022 was only penned in Amsterdam back in January, but that agreement could be broken if formal approaches are made in the new year or next summer.
Dakota County Sheriff Chris Kleinberg is headed to Washington D.C. to meet with White House officials on illegal immigration matters, and urge Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security.Kleinberg will join 44 other Sheriffs from across the country Wednesday to participate in a roundtable discussion at the White House with administration officials and policymakers.A statement released by Sheriff Kleinberg says “It is our intention to tell Congress that their failure to deal with this issue for 20 years has made our communities less safe and has undermined our promise to the people who elected us to keep them safe.The sheriffs will conduct a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning before their meeting.
Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest “They don’t get a slice because that’s not the way the market works,” Brown said. “Steve Tew got a very nice slice from the Lions tour recently so maybe I should phone him.”The RFU says it could have sold out its 82,000-capacity stadium 20 times over, such is the demand to attend the England-All Blacks game, but a limited number of £20 child tickets have been introduced to deflect accusations it is pricing out families and youngsters. “It’s the blockbuster, we haven’t played them for four years and the demand is exceptional,” Brown said.The union also plans to stage one of England’s 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up fixtures in the north, most likely in Manchester or Newcastle, having been encouraged by the “fantastic” response to England’s 2015 World Cup pool game against Uruguay at the Etihad Stadium. “I was quite surprised with the impact of England playing in Manchester at the World Cup even though it wasn’t a great time for England,” Brown said.The RFU’s leading officials, meanwhile, are compiling a long list of possible candidates to succeed Eddie Jones as England’s head coach. Jones is assisting with the process which Brown expects to gather pace this summer. “The long list will get short fairly quickly, I’d imagine. There are not 25 people out there who could take that job.”Despite England’s fifth-place finish in the Six Nations this year, the RFU insists it retains full confidence in Jones to revive the team sooner rather than later. “We’re reassured the plans he has in place are robust and we’re confident they will take us to a good place in 2019,” said Brown, insisting “the stats do not indicate” the Six Nations squad was overtrained. “History tells us that that [finishing fifth] is not the norm for England.”The union also insists it will be happy if the New Zealand-based Brad Shields leapfrogs several homegrown candidates and is capped by England in South Africa in June, before he has officially joined Wasps. “I think we shouldn’t constrain ourselves from a performance perspective by not picking those players,” Brown said. New Zealand rugby union team England rugby union team Top-priced seats at Twickenham for England’s blockbuster fixture against New Zealand in November will cost £195 apiece when they go on sale this week, with the Rugby Football Union dismissing any prospect of a Test revenue-sharing agreement with less‑wealthy visiting nations.Steve Brown, the RFU’s chief executive, says the “heavy” top-range tickets are comparable with other major sporting events and sees no reason to amend the traditional model of home unions retaining all ticket proceeds. The previous RFU chief executive, Ian Ritchie, suggested New Zealand should build a bigger stadium and Brown’s message to his NZ Rugby counterpart, Steve Tew, was similarly blunt. Read more Topics Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Brad Shields needs to wear a Wasps shirt in anger before England call Share on Messenger news Support The Guardian Share via Email Rugby union Share on WhatsApp Rugby Football Union … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Eddie Jones Reuse this content
England spinner Moeen Ali to take a break from cricket: Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman”Mo is spending a little time away from the middle, recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect,” said Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman.advertisement Reuters LondonAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 20:28 IST England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), Ashes 2019: England spinner Moeen Ali (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland spinner Moeen Ali was dropped after a poor performance in the opening test in EdgbastonLeft arm spinner Jack Leach has been named in the squad in his place for the test at Lord’sMoeen Ali has played 60 test matches since making his debut in 2014 with 181 wickets to his nameEngland’s Moeen Ali is taking a break from cricket to “recharge his batteries” after he was dropped from the Ashes squad ahead of the second test against Australia, Worcestershire coach Alex Gidman said on Tuesday.Ali was dropped after a poor performance in the opening test in Edgbaston where he picked up only three wickets in two innings (1-42 and 2-130) and did not score more than four runs.Left arm spinner Jack Leach has been named in the squad in his place for the test at Lord’s.”Mo is spending a little time away from the middle, recharging his batteries and putting in some quality practice time which he feels he needs, and we completely respect,” Gidman said in a statement https://www.wccc.co.uk/news/moeen-recharging-and-practicing-ahead-of-county-return.”He has had an intense schedule of international cricket involving the ICC World Cup and the start of the Ashes.”Mo loves playing for Worcestershire and he gives a lift to everyone in the dressing room when he comes back and plays for us. We look forward to when he returns soon.”Ali, who was part of England’s triumphant squad that won the 50-over World Cup on home soil last month, has played 60 test matches since making his debut in 2014 with 181 wickets to his name.Also Read | Steve Smith in league of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers: Chris RogersAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Moeen AliFollow Ashes 2019Follow AshesFollow Eng vs AUS
HALIFAX – Nicholas Butcher was acting in self-defence when he stabbed Kristin Johnston inside her Halifax-area home, his lawyer said Thursday during closing arguments at the law school graduate’s second-degree murder trial.Peter Planetta told the 13-member Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury that Butcher, 36, did not intend to kill the Montreal-born yoga instructor on March 26, 2016.“He never wanted to kill Kristin Johnston … He killed a person he didn’t want to die,” Planetta said, as Butcher sat at a bench behind him, showing no emotion.Planetta said Johnston, 32, went and got a knife as Butcher slept and stabbed him in the neck, and that he was acting in self-defence when he fought back.“He did it quickly… with no time to think,” he said.Meanwhile, the Crown argued Butcher deliberately killed Johnston after realizing their relationship was deteriorating.In her closing address, Crown lawyer Carla Ball suggested Butcher stabbed Johnston to death, and then tried to kill himself with the same knife before cutting off his right hand with a mitre saw.“You might find yourself contemplating, ‘Who stabs themselves in the neck 13 times?’” Ball asked the jury.“The answer: the same person who progresses from a razor blade to a power saw in a desperate attempt to quickly and efficiently end their life, and the same person who murders the woman they supposedly love and watches them die within five minutes the exact same way and with no way out.”Ball asked the jury to reject Planetta’s suggestion that the 137-pound woman was able to attack Butcher, a stocky man, and create a “tight pattern” of 13 injuries on his neck: two clusters on the right and left sides and another cluster in the middle.She said several things point towards Butcher being guilty of second-degree murder: the blood stain patterns inside the bedroom, the weapon, his suicide attempts, the defensive wounds on Johnston’s hands, and the lack of defensive wounds on Butcher’s hands.“This case is about a man who had significant financial challenges. He was highly educated, but underemployed. It caused him significant upsets leading up to March 25, 2016,” said Ball, referring to Butcher’s $200,000 debt from law school.“And if that wasn’t enough… he realized that the investment that he put into the relationship with Kristin Johnston deteriorated in a blink of an eye. These factors built up like a constellation until he decided that if he could not have Kristin Johnston, no one else could have her.”Planetta suggested to the jury that Johnston was “acting quite erratically” in the days before her death after she returned home from a trip to Costa Rica and following the closing of her yoga business in Halifax.“You could say (she is) almost losing her grip because of the pressure she’s under,” Planetta said, referring to messages Johnston sent friends about how she was feeling.“Those are her words describing how she felt on March 25, 2016. She’s panicked, she could get sick, she’s smothered, she’s trapped. That, I would submit, shows someone going through a hard time and not handling it well.”Planetta also suggested Johnston was upset with Butcher for getting “in the way” of her plan to rekindle a relationship with an old friend, Michael Belyea.The jury heard that Butcher showed up to Belyea’s unexpectedly and found Johnston and Belyea kissing, hours before her death. Friends testified that Johnston had broken up with Butcher earlier in the evening, but he disputed that as he took the stand in his own defence.Planetta said a message she sent to Belyea later that morning after Johnston and Butcher returned home indicates she was angry, and she eventually snapped.Ball suggested that Butcher read Johnston’s Facebook messages, in which she discussed wanting to end her relationship with Butcher, and then “tracked her down.” She asked the jury to reject Butcher’s assertion that he went uninvited into Belyea’s apartment a second time because he feared for Johnston’s safety.“What makes sense was that the real threat was Mr. Butcher,” she said.The trial has heard Butcher called 911 and told the dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself. He cut off his hand with a mitre saw, but it was surgically reattached.Butcher — the defence’s only witness — told the jury he fatally stabbed Johnston when he awoke to someone stabbing him in the throat with a knife.He testified it was dark and he couldn’t see who it was, but managed to grab the knife and fight back — realizing seconds later he’d killed Johnston.Before closing arguments started, Justice Joshua Arnold told members of the jury that one juror had been discharged, although it was not explained why.Arnold will deliver his closing instructions Friday morning, after which the jury will begin deliberating.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.
Advertisement Advertisement With the Tragically Hip‘s much-anticipated “Man Machine Poem” tour kicking off Friday in Victoria, B.C., many longtime Hip aficionados are imagining a dream set list constructed from the band’s vast catalogue of classic Canadian songs.The 15-concert run stretches across much of Canada, giving Gord Downie and his cronies plenty of opportunity to mix up the set lists and keep fans on their toes.Before the band steps onto the stage, The Canadian Press asked some musicians which song they’d most like to hear and why it resonates with them. Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace picks “Grace, Too“:“In 2004, I travelled to Darfur with War Child (an organization that works with children in war zones). We were provided housing in a United Nations shack. It was three of us and two UN personnel who were stationed there to decide whether the unspeakable sadness in Darfur was in fact genocide or not. Not long after I returned from Sudan I came across an article on ‘Grace, Too.’ The journalist wrote that Gord described the song as being about the UN and the complexities surrounding this controversial entity. This blew my mind and I immediately began re-evaluating the song, trying to decipher the lyrics and apply my personal experience — I’d witnessed the UN ego and power first hand. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook
APTN National NewsThe people who search for former students for Blott and Company work for a company called Honour Walk.The connection between Honour Walk and Blott and Company is clear.Honour Walk was incorporated on Jan. 6, 2007. An Alberta corporate search reveals that one person is listed as an officer of Honour Walk. His name is Thom Denomme.On a Web site for another of his business ventures, Thom Denomme is described as “a self-made entrepreneur who has been working with the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada for close to twenty years. [H]is extensive background in First Nations communities adds an important dimension to the group. He is the founder of the Residential School Healing Society of Canada, CEO of Honour Walk, and a director of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s Aboriginal Opportunities Committee.”Denomme was also listed as an officer of the Residential School Healing Society of Alberta, originally incorporated on Nov. 9, 2006.On June 2, 2008, the company changed its name to the Residential School Healing Society of Canada as it expanded its operations beyond the Alberta border.Honour Walk and the Residential School Healing Society of Canada are closely connected.A call to a number listed as the Residential School Healing Society of Canada office in Hobbema, AB during business hours on Nov. 16 reached this recorded message:“Tansi, you’ve reached the office of Honour Walk in Hobbema. We do IAP applications at this office. So if that’s what you’re phoning about please leave your name and number and then we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you currently have a claim with Blott and Associates, in order to get the status of your claim, please call [phone number]. Hai hai.”Then another recorded voice added:“The mailbox belonging to Residential School Healing Society of Canada is full.”When the Residential School Healing Society of Alberta originally applied for incorporation, the application form was signed by Trevor LaFayette, of Tofield, AB. The officers listed (in order) are: David Hamm, of Calgary; Thom Denomme, of Bragg Creek, AB; Jennifer MacKenzie, of Bragg Creek; Nadine Standing Alone, of Cardston.The witness who signed the application for incorporation was David Blott.The signatures of all those people also appear below the statement of corporate by-laws, with Blott once again signing as the witness.LaFayette works out of Honour Walk’s Edmonton office.Hamm and Denomme are Calgary entrepreneurs.MacKenzie signs her emails “Paralegal for Blott & Company.”Standing Alone worked for the now-closed Chief Mountain Healing Centre in Alberta. She is from the Blood Reserve.Many people interviewed by APTN Investigates on the Blood Reserve last summer said it was well known in the community that Standing Alone recruited clients for Blott and Company.When the Residential School Healing Society of Canada changed its name, two new directors were added to the list: Lee Aaron, of Edmonton, and Michael Smith, of Brocket, AB.Aaron works for Honour Walk in Edmonton.After the company name changed, McKenzie was no longer listed as a director or officer of the company. Hamm is no longer named on the list of directors but he is listed as the company secretary.Honour Walk employs many form fillers. A house in Bragg Creek, AB houses about a dozen of them. The company also has offices in Edmonton, Hobbema, Cardston, AB, Saskatoon and Regina.That house in Bragg Creek is another clear connection between Blott and Company and Honour Walk. The registered corporate office address for the Residential School Healing Society of Canada is a post office box in Bragg Creek.A search of land title records shows that a numbered corporation of which David Blott is the sole officer, purchased the home and the 9.34 acre lot for $1.1 million on June 28.Earlier this year, neighbors complained to the local government that nobody was living in this house in an upscale rural residential neighborhood but instead a business employing 10 to 15 people was being operated there, in violation of local by-laws. An angry group of local residents found out who owned the house and contacted Blott with their complaints. But they say it was Thom Denomme and Jennifer McKenzie who arrived to explain what was going on. They said the home was the base for the Residential School Healing Society of Canada.Municipal District of Foothills by-law enforcement officer Denise Stewart told APTN Investigates she informed the owner of the property that he had to apply for a variance of the by-law or he would have to shut the business down. She would not comment on whom she communicated with.Coincidentally, area residents say Blott applied for that variance on October 31, the same day the court suspended his firm from contacting clients. The by-law matter will go before the local council in the coming weeks.One of the many sources who approached APTN Investigates with concerns about how Honour Walk form fillers do their work is Kelly Busch. She worked as a manager and form filler for Honour Walk in Saskatoon and provides another connection between Honour Walk and Blott and Company.“Honour Walk did not have an office in Saskatoon. It was Blott and Company’s office and I was given office space and a key to the building in Saskatoon by . . . David Blott,” she said.It appears the Residential Schools Healing Society of Canada has now been wound up. The company was “struck off” the corporate rolls in Alberta on May 2 for “failure to file annual returns.” Annual returns for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 are still outstanding, according to corporate records obtained on Nov. 25.Sources familiar with corporate procedure in Alberta say it is not a sign of any wrong doing for a company to be struck off. But the fact that this company is no longer an active corporation does narrow the number of companies doing form filling for Blott and Company down to one: Honour Walk.Honour Walk mentions Blott and Company in its legal forms that clients must sign to complete their IAP application form. It appears that the law firm and the form filling company deal only with each other.APTN Investigates asked two lawyers who handle IAP claims in Alberta if they had ever had clients referred to them by Honour Walk. Both said “no.”“We have never had any clients referred to us by Honour Walk,” Jon Faulds of Fields Law in Edmonton said.“To my knowledge they worked exclusively with Mr. Blott, but I do not have all the evidence on that point,” Vaughn Marshall said.Several sources told us Honour Walk pays the form fillers a certain amount per form filled out. One documents obtained by APTN Investigates shows that there was an ongoing struggle to get the forms filled out correctly. Each form filler received $150 or more per client signed up correctly, but they would be docked money for mistakes. The two-page long document points out many errors and demands they be corrected or money will deducted from future pay cheques.The document also reveals that clients were “disappearing” from the company’s database.“I am to check [two clients] who have disappeared. In addition to that, the permanently missing are the first 8 from the April 24th list dating all the way back to Aug 13th of last year. These have also disappeared off the database for some reason so I feel sorry for these folks,” stated the person who wrote the document.Vaughn Marshall says he was approached by then Residential School Society of Alberta company director David Hamm, once several years ago, about establishing a form filling relationship with his firm. He says he told Hamm that neither he nor any of his clients would have any dealings with him.He made his feelings known about Honour Walk’s approach early on.“We believe the applications should be done by lawyers. I’ve known about Honour Walk since almost the beginning and I myself would not have any dealings with Honour Walk, nor would I have any dealings with Mr. Hamm. I was approached by Mr. Hamm and I told him we would have no dealings with him or his company. He expressed surprise, which I found surprising. I told him I thought it would be improper for us to have any dealings with him. More importantly, we would not have any dealings with him on behalf of ourselves or on behalf of our clients. Period. End of story,” Marshall said.The lawyer said he believes most law firms would not enter into the kind of arrangement Blott and Company have with Honour Walk.“It would surprise me if they dealt with anybody else because how would they get the approval on the upfront fee that had to be paid to Honor Walk? I believe that if any lawyer in the National consortium was presented with the kind of paperwork that Honor Walk made the clients fill out, they would immediately set aside that and inform the company who obtained that kind of documentation that there would be no payment on it,” he said.IAP clients signed up by Honour Walk must sign an “Acknowledgements, Representations and Agreements” form which states “I understand and agree that any law firm retained by me shall be required to pay Honour Walk’s $4,000 document collection fee on my behalf otherwise such fee is my own responsibility and I am fully liable for its payment.”Marshall sees that to be an assignment, something expressly forbidden by the late Donald Brenner in 2007 when he was chief justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Outrage over the federal government’s announcement about buying the Trans Mountain pipeline to ensure it gets built could fuel unprecedented protests, says a prominent environmentalist who was at the forefront of British Columbia’s so-called War in the Woods in the 1990s.Tzeporah Berman said the fight against the pipeline expansion is even bigger than those over logging in Clayoquot Sound.Canadians are angry the government is shelling out $4.5 billion to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline rather than investing in clean energy after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate-change promises during the 2015 election and his later commitment to the Paris climate accord, she said. “The protesters and the opposition, and the civil disobedience is probably going to increase,” Khelsilem said.“Our mandate from our people is to continue to defend our rights as a people and to protect our territory, not just for us but for future generations. We’re going to continue to stand with our allies that support our Indigenous rights and change the story of Canada, that Canada is no longer a country that disregards Indigenous rights.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) “My experience is that people are motivated by betrayal, they’re motivated by a lack of fairness, they’re motivated by a sense of shared common purpose and outrage. In this case we have all of that,” said Berman, who was cleared of aiding and abetting protesters at the Clayoquot blockade and is now an adjunct professor of environmental studies at York University in Toronto.Berman said the Liberal government “made a very big mistake” by backing Kinder Morgan’s project and alienating voters to create “a perfect storm” that would prompt people to take action.“I think a lot of us who knocked on doors for the Trudeau government really believed them when they said they were going to bring evidence-based analysis and science and democratic process back to pipeline reviews.”Berman is a director of Stand.earth, one of the groups that organized an anti-pipeline protest in Vancouver on Tuesday after Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the government’s plans for the pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C. Another protest is planned in Victoria on Thursday.“My expectation is that the outrage is going to grow and we’re not just going it see it here in British Columbia but we’re going to see it nationally and internationally,” she said, adding social media makes it possible for activists to connect in ways that didn’t exist at the height of anti-logging protests in 1993.Chopper 9 hovered over a rally was organized by First Nations and environmentalists opposed to the Kinder Morgan project. Extended: https://t.co/puolrDQOQU pic.twitter.com/eG77JC8N3l— CTV Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) May 30, 2018 “We didn’t have email, we didn’t have cell phones. It was a remote location that took most people five to seven hours to get through. This is a pipeline project that runs through urban centres,” she said of Trans Mountain.Khelsilem, a Squamish Nation council member who goes by his first name, said the federal government’s decision to pursue completion of the pipeline expansion threatens Indigenous communities if there was a spill of bitumen from increased tanker traffic in B.C. waters.“Trudeau had promised during the election that he would create a new environmental process that would protect Indigenous rights and that the Kinder Morgan project would be included and sent back to be done through the new process, and on both those counts he’s failed completely,” he said.Along with multiple legal challenges involving the pipeline, the Squamish Nation and five other First Nations are involved in a Federal Court of Appeal case that targets Ottawa’s approval of the project.
Rabat – The twenty-four suspects charged in connection with the Imlil murders will face trial on May 16. The suspects will face different charges based on their involvement in the killing of two Scandinavian tourists in December 2018.The list of the defendants includes four main perpetrators, who posted a video pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi just a few days after the murder. Moroccan television channel 2M has listed the suspects of the charges will face for their direct connection to the double murder.The group of defendants on trial includes Younes Ouzayed, Rashid Afatti, Abderrahman El Khyali, and Abdessamad Al Joud.Al Joud is considered the leader of the group, and is facing charges of “forming a gang to commit terror crimes and intentionally assaulting the life of persons premeditatedly.” He will also be prosecuted for inciting people to commit terrorist acts, praising terrorism, and promoting extremism.Further charges include using weapons and attempting to manufacture explosives, and plotting activities to undermine national security. The suspect will also be charged for reoffending.Read Also: Imlil Murders: Morocco Confirms Conviction of Second Swiss SuspectOuzayed will face the same charges as Al Joud although he is not a repeat offender. Ouzayed will face charges of forming a gang, and committing terror acts, as well as harming people’s lives intentionally. Like Al Joud, he will also be prosecuted for inciting people to commit terror crimes, and praising terrorism, as well as participating in unauthorized activities.Affati, who filmed the crime committed by Al Joud and Ouzayed, will be charged with forming a gang to commit terrorism, as well as committing violence. He will also face charges of attempting to manufacturer terror explosives to undermine the stability and security of the country.El Khyali, the fourth key defendant in the case, traveled with the other suspects to Imlil for the murder of the two Scandinavian tourists before returning to Marrakech to find a hideout.Read Also: Imlil Murders: Swiss-Spanish Suspect Pleads InnocenceEl Khayli will be prosecuted for committing terrorist crimes, forming a cell, murder, attempting to manufacture explosives to undermine the stability of the country. He also faces the same terrorism charges as the three other suspects. Twenty more DefendantsProsecutors are charging the 20 other suspects with involvement in the murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland which caused national and international trauma in December of last year.The list of the suspects includes one Swiss-Spanish defendant.In April, Moroccan news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that a Moroccan court sentenced another Swiss national on separate charges to 10 years in prison. The suspect was convicted of “setting up of a gang to prepare and committing terrorist acts aimed at seriously undermining public order, and defending, organizing and failing to report terrorist crimes and acts.”Read Also: Imlil Murder: Danish Government Warns Against Sharing of Graphic VideoOn December 17, 2018, Moroccan authorities found two bodies of Scandinavian tourists near Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains. Moroccan police revealed that the two tourists were beheaded.A video showing two men decapitating a European woman went viral on social media days after authorities found the bodies of the two Scandinavian tourists. The timing of the post shocked international and local people, who linked the video with the murders.Moroccan police did not comment on whether the video depicted the crime, but Norwegian police said they had no reason to believe the video was not connected with the Imil murders.Suspects convicted of terror-related charges may be sentenced with 10 to 20 years in prison depending on the extent of their involvement in the crime. The suspects appeared at court in Sale on May 2, but a decision was made to postpone the trial give the defence lawyers time to “prepare.” The twenty-four defendants will now appear in court on May 16.
“The English Patient is a compelling work of fiction — both poetic and philosophical,” Baroness Helena Kennedy, chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, said in a statement. “As we celebrate the prize’s 50th anniversary, it’s a testament to the impact and legacy of the Man Booker Prize that all of the winning books are still in print.” Born in 1943 in Sri Lanka when it was known as Ceylon, Mr. Ondaatje now lives in Canada. “The English Patient,” which follows the lives of four characters brought together during World War II, told through the morphine-affected memories of a severely burned patient, was a Booker Prize winner in 1992. In a review in The New York Times, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote: “Reading ‘The English Patient,’ you hold on to the gunnel and your hat at the start. But by the end you find yourself resting on the bottom of the boat, with your hat over your face to keep off Mr. Ondaatje’s too brilliant prose.”The film adaptation starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ralph Fiennes won nine Academy Awards in 1997, including best picture. Each of the judges for the Golden Man Booker Prize was allocated a decade from the prize’s history and tasked with selecting the best work from it. The public then voted on this shortlist.Last year’s winner, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders, was selected by the poet Hollie McNish. Simon Mayo, a novelist and broadcaster, chose the 2009 prize winner “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel. The poet Lemn Sissay picked “Moon Tiger” by Penelope Lively, the winner in 1987. And Robert McCrum, a writer and editor, selected “In a Free State” by V.S. Naipaul, which won in 1971.“The English Patient” was selected by the novelist Kamila Shamsie to represent the 1990s. Ms. Shamsie said in a statement, “‘The English Patient’ is that rare novel which gets under your skin and insists you return to it time and again, always yielding a new surprise or delight.” (Colombo Gazette) “The English Patient,” the wartime love story by Sri Lankan born Canadian Michael Ondaatje, won the Golden Man Booker Prize in London on Sunday night, the New York Times reported.The one-off award, voted for by the public, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker prize. The shortlist of five novels was selected by a panel of judges from the 51 previous winners of the Man Booker, which honors the best novels written in English and published in Britain or Ireland.
They will take part in a wide range of activities, including cleaning up local streets, waterways, parks and beaches, environmental projects such as tree planting, energy conservation and water recycling, and education programmes, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a press release.“Over 100 countries have joined Clean Up the World since the first campaign 14 years ago, but an extremely enthusiastic response has been received from developing countries in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, including some of the world’s most troubled nations,” said Clean Up the World Chairman and Founder Dr Ian Kiernan.Africa has the highest participation in both the number of countries (28) and organisations (171) that have joined the Clean Up the World campaign so far, with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, and Nigeria leading the way, UNEP said. The campaign has also registered record participation by groups from Argentina, India, Mexico, the Philippines, and Spain.Along with primary partner UNEP, the campaign is also supported by Veolia Environnement, National Geographic Channels International, Brambles, Qantas and the Australian Government through its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Clean Up campaign started in 1989 when an Australian solo-yachtsman and builder Ian Kiernan, appalled by the amount of rubbish he came across while sailing, organized a clean up of the Sydney Harbour, during which some 40,000 volunteers removed rusted car bodies, plastics, glass bottles and cigarette butts from the water. Separately, UNEP announced today that Afghanistan’s leaders recently approved regulations to protect the ozone layer, which will be issued under the country’s environment laws and which in turn will allow the authorities to control the transboundary trade in ozone depleting substances.
The announcement comes just one day after the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) declared that the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide had skyrocketed to a record-breaking 38 million by the end of 2014. Addressing reporters at UN Headquarters during today’s press briefing, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said UNMISS reported that more than 500 displaced people had arrived at the Mission’s civilian protection site in Bentiu, in Unity state, since 3 May. The bulk of them, Mr. Dujarric noted, had come from Guit County and the area of Nhialdiu in Rubkona County, where heavy fighting has reportedly been taking place between Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) troops and opposition forces. He added that this new influx of displaced people brings the total number of civilians protected at the UNMISS site in Bentiu to some 53,000.South Sudan’s ongoing conflict began in December 2013 and has been marked by brutal violence against civilians and deepening suffering across the country. The major humanitarian consequences are widespread displacement due to the violence, including high rates of death, disease, and injuries, severe food insecurity and disrupted livelihoods, and a major malnutrition crisis. Some 119,000 people are sheltered in UN compounds across South Sudan while the Organization estimates that the number of people in need for 2015 will include an anticipated 1.95 million IDPs and a projected 293,000 refugees. According to Mr. Dujarric, UNMISS confirmed it was aware of reports claiming that SPLA forces had gained control of territory in Nhialdiu and Guit County that has been under the control of armed opposition forces for some time but acknowledged that the Mission remained unable to independently verify these reports. At the same time, UNMISS had said that its patrols in Bentiu continue to face movement restrictions, which are impeding monitoring and protection activities outside the protections site.
The cameras, which record shoppers at around waist height as they scan and pay for their shopping, are installed in 300 Sainsbury’s stores in a bid to deter shoppers from stealing low-value items by not scanning them at self-service checkouts. The supermarket is being investigated by privacy watchdogs after customers complained new security cameras placed above its self-service checkouts were filming them tapping in their PIN, it can be revealed. The live at-the-till footage is shown on screens visible to other customers,… Sainsbury’s has been accused of putting shoppers at risk of fraud after it emerged it has been filming them entering their PINs and broadcasting the live CCTV footage in stores.
The Senate passed a one-year extension of multiple tax incentives and credits on Tuesday, including several that have direct impacts on soybean farmers. The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed passage of the bill, which would extend the dollar-per-gallon Biodiesel Tax Incentive, as well as the Section 179 expensing provision that farmers and other business owners use when purchasing new equipment and infrastructure, among other items.“Today’s passage of the tax extenders bill is a welcome relief to farmers as we close our books on 2014,” said Wade Cowan, a farmer from Brownfield, Texas, and the new president of ASA. “While it’s not the long-term fix we need, the legislation does include the dollar-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit, expensing for farm equipment and infrastructure under Section 179, and bonus depreciation on farm assets, all of which provide greater certainty and a more stable climate for the farmers and producers who make use of these programs.”In noting ASA’s approval of the one-year extension, Cowan pushed Congress to redouble its efforts to pass a longer-term tax extenders package. “These aren’t solutions that benefit farmers in some years and not in others; we need them every year on every farm,” he said. “So we encourage both chambers of Congress to come together and find a solution that extends these beneficial provisions for the long term. What we need is certainty in the tax code, not a guessing game.”Also included in the package was language from the House’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which carried with it a provision to increase the barge fuel fee by nine cents a gallon to fund needed waterways infrastructure projects. The fee, which is supported by those in the waterways industry, dedicates funds to new waterways infrastructure construction and major rehabilitation of the inland waterways system through the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses.“Help us, God, to move forward, even though we are surrounded by darkness,” the Rev. Philip Mantofa, whose church lost about 40 members in the disaster, told families gathered in a waiting room at the Surabaya airport.The massive hunt for 162 people who vanished Sunday aboard the Airbus A320 traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, was severely limited due to heavy rain, wind and thick clouds. Seven bodies, including a flight attendant in her red AirAsia uniform, have been recovered, said Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo.Sonar images also identified what appeared to be large parts of the plane, but strong currents were moving the debris.Conditions prevented divers from entering the choppy Java Sea, and helicopters were largely grounded. But 18 ships scoured the narrowed search area, and four of the seven corpses were recovered Wednesday before the search was called off for the day. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency predicted conditions would worsen, with more intense rains, through Friday.“It seems all the wreckage found has drifted more than 50 kilometers (30 miles) from yesterday’s location,” said Vice Air Marshal Sunarbowo Sandi, search and rescue coordinator in Pangkalan Bun on Borneo island, the closest town to the site. “We are expecting those bodies will end up on beaches.”
Here’s the thing: I’m from Nashville — Music City, USA. I know more audio engineers and songwriters than almost any other kind of creative professional, except journalists. I imagine there might be some mixed reactions to bringing AI into this realm. I’m not one of those music pros, though. I’ve stood on the outside of their creativity for years. And even if I made only a handful of decisions in constructing a small piece of algorithmically generated music, I wanted to play around with Flow Machines just to see what I could come up with. Meanwhile, over at the Superception installation, an array of projectors throws your shadow onto a screen, and you can dance, flail, do whatever you want and watch your shadow move and blend with colorful visuals, to the point where it gets a little trippy. I’m told maybe one day you’ll find this tech used in art galleries, or for visual performances. It’s hard to say whether all this is enough to assuage fears of an oncoming robot apocalypse. That’s a lot of anxiety to tamp down. But at least in this version of the future, maybe all the robots want to do is jam. More from SXSW 2019 Mar 20 • Us review: Jordan Peele’s horror flick holds up a dark mirror to Get Out 2:12 Mar 15 • Men can now breastfeed Mar 19 • AOC, Bill Nye and the apocalypse: The insanity of SXSW 2019 • Tags SXSW 2019 Sony’s WOW Studio. Sony I’m standing in total darkness, whaling on tiny bongo drums. Admittedly, SXSW is partly known for the music, but I won’t be playing one of its showcases anytime soon. Rather, I’m at Sony’s WOW Studio, a space filled with interactive, conceptual technology that’s meant to raise the question of whether tech can enrich our creative lives. In fact, Sony’s got that query blasted up on a giant screen at the entrance. In the case of these bongo drums, they’re part of something called The Cave Without Light. You go into a room and stand on a platform that uses haptics to make you feel as though you’re on an elevator traveling down below the studio into a cave. Once in the cave, you and three other spelunkers get to mess around with the mix of haptic feedback, echos and reverberations that surround you and fill your earphones as a backing track swells with groovy music. Part of Sony’s idea here is that the cave is designed for anyone to visit and make music in, regardless of ability. Accessibility fits into that picture of tech enriching life.”There’s lots of discussions going on about the newest technology like AI and robotics,” said Shigeki (Simon) Mori, Sony’s general manager and head of its brand strategy department. “Maybe some people say this is very dangerous technology for the human being. And the other people say this is really good technology for human creativity.” Culture Share your voice SXSW 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Sony’s WOW Studio uses tech to help you get creative See All In another exhibit, I walk into what could be a dance club, with an audio setup at the front and a small stage. Tatsuya Yamori, a data analyst for Sony and a music engineer, shows me an AI-fueled plug-in called Flow Machines for the digital audio workstation Cubase. Essentially, Flow Machines lets you set some parameters and then suggests snatches of music, generated by an algorithm. You can take those pieces and modify them or combine them into longer sections of music. In a matter of minutes, we clip together 16 bars of music. Game of Thrones Wildlings, Dothraki are on my tail at SXSW Uber whistleblower: ‘I wanted to speak up, share my story and get back to work’ Bill Nye crashes AOC’s session at SXSW At SXSW 2019, Amazon’s apocalypse is a party reading • At SXSW, Sony’s WOW Studio sees a robot future that’s groovy, not apocalyptic 0 Mar 15 • LG ‘Snow White’ makes ice cream from capsules Sony
In this file photo dated Wednesday, 28 March 2007, Former South African president Nelson Mandela is photographed at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Photo: APNelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the “Long Walk to Freedom” of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century’s great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism.The unveiling of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago, with arms outstretched at the UN building in New York on Monday opens a peace summit at the General Assembly, where world leaders will once again address the planet’s pressing problems: war, poverty, disease, migration and climate change. They’ll do so amid a massive security operation in a city where Mandela was welcomed by exultant crowds in 1990, a few months after he walked out of a South African jail, ending 27 years of imprisonment under the country’s white minority government.”South Africa will be free,” Mandela said during that visit, and indeed, he became the country’s first black president in its first multi-racial elections four years later. His death in 2013 at age 95 brought a global outpouring of grief and tributes.But there is something of a distinction between the main global perception of Mandela — the moral colossus whose resolve and generosity of spirit, tactical as well as genuine, inspired people in Colombia, Northern Ireland and other places struggling with seemingly intractable conflicts — and a growing body of opinion at home that he and his party were too quick to accommodate South Africa’s white minority, which lost political control but still dominates industry in one of the world’s most economically unequal societies.Despite South Africa’s sense of unfinished business, it is a country enormously proud of the tall, charismatic orator with a broad smile and ironclad principles whose image and words were banned by his former captors, rendering him virtually invisible to the outside for decades. Mandela’s universality means that he also belongs to the world, which has wrestled with a fresh set of economic and political ruptures of late.In July, former US president Barack Obama traveled to Johannesburg and spoke about how Mandela, by offering the possibility of “moral transformation,” means as much to the globe as he does to South Africa.In this 22 July 2007 file photo, Nelson Mandela and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan arrive together at the 5th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: AP”At the outset, his struggle was particular to this place, to his homeland — a fight to end apartheid, a fight to ensure lasting political and social and economic equality for its disenfranchised non-white citizens,” Obama said. “But through his sacrifice and unwavering leadership and, perhaps most of all, through his moral example, Mandela and the movement he led would come to signify something larger.”The United Nations is declaring 2019-2028 as the “Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace,” and a declaration being adopted at Monday’s peace summit identifies the personal qualities that made him a transcendent humanitarian — “humility, forgiveness and compassion” — and connects them with U.N. goals, including disarmament, human rights and poverty alleviation.It also warns of “challenges to the primacy of multilateralism,” a catch-all term that could refer to trade disputes between the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump and other countries, or the European Union’s Brexit challenge, or other pressures testing the idea of shared values on which the UN was founded after World War II.The declaration’s signatories recognize “that the world has changed significantly since the founding of the United Nations, and acknowledge that global peace eludes us to this day,” it says. But the tone is hopeful — “we must make the impossible possible” — and the document singles out South Africa for praise, remembering the country’s dismantling of its nuclear weapons program toward the end of apartheid and Mandela’s appeal for the “total elimination of nuclear weapons.”Mandela’s plea is no closer to reality, and other elements of his legacy are under threat. In 2016, South Africa said it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, though a South African court later ruled against the move to pull out of the Hague-based tribunal, which was launched in 2002 and pursues perpetrators of the world’s atrocities. Mandela had been a strong advocate for the court’s creation.The shine has come off the “rainbow nation” that was internationally admired in its early post-apartheid years during Mandela’s presidency. South Africa struggles with fallout from allegedly massive corruption under former president Jacob Zuma, and a contentious debate about land reform reflects the frustrations of many in the black majority who think their country has let them down since they got the right to vote.Still, it has one of the biggest economies in Africa, as well as a relatively robust judicial system and civil society.”For all our shortcomings and simmering tensions, our country was truly inspirational, and it still is. In recent years it had become harder to sell the South African miracle, as our detractors would point to rampant corruption, cronyism, and the masses who are yet to share in the dividends of peace,” Shannon Ebrahim, foreign editor for the Independent Media Group in South Africa, wrote in a column.The UN’s honoring of Mandela, Ebrahim said, again gives South Africans a chance to inspire the world.Monday is also a public holiday in South Africa, Heritage Day, introduced when Mandela was president to celebrate the country’s cultural diversity.According to accounts, Mandela wanted to be seen as a normal human being with both flaws and virtues, and not as an icon or legend. In 2007, he spoke at the dedication of a statue in his likeness opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, and his talk about the symbolism, not the man, seems equally apt for the new statue at the United Nations.”We trust that the statue will be a reminder of heroes and heroines past,” Mandela said, “as well as an inspiration for continuing struggles against injustice.”
Many small-business owners fall below what some people call the “security poverty line.” Bootstrapping entrepreneurs can be especially vulnerable to hackers because they don’t have the money or personnel to buy, install and maintain the fancy security products large companies take for granted.On the hunt for easy pickings, hackers are attacking these security-poor businesses, typically with indiscriminate, automated assaults that could be stopped by basic security tools and computer hygiene. Seven in 10 of the cyber break-ins analyzed in Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report occurred at organizations with 100 employees or less.The good news is that it can be surprisingly easy and inexpensive to mount a quality defense on a budget. We spoke with Grady Summers, a vice president at Mandiant Corp., an Alexandria, Va.-based information-security firm, and former chief information security officer at General Electric Co., to assemble a list of easy-to-use, free tools that any company — including those without a technology staff — can use to create a comprehensive security program to protect its network, computers and data.While no security program is perfect, applying these free tools can defend against the most common attacks. “A small business with a part-time IT person could probably do this in a day,” Summers says.Defend your network.Most of the threats to company networks come over the Web, Summers says. He recommends using filtering software to block dangerous websites, including “phishing” sites designed to trick unwitting employees into falling for a scam or infect their computers with malware.San Francisco-based OpenDNS offers a free, cloud-based Web filtering product that can protect a single PC or mobile device, or an entire network, from known phishing sites. OpenDNS’s paid services offer more security features and the ability to block porn and other sites companies may not want people to access while in the office.Related: How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking ThreatsTo find any weak spots on your network, run a scan. Lumension Security of Scottsdale, Ariz., offers a free vulnerability scanner for checking networks of 25 or fewer computers. It can identify software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that could put you at risk.Also, scan your website for security vulnerabilities. Hackers often break into customer databases by striking company websites or hack sites to plant malware that will infect visitors. Qualys, a Redwood Shores, Calif., security company, offers FreeScan, a free tool for detecting security vulnerabilities in Web applications and finding malware infections and threats in websites. Users are limited to five free scans.If you have a capable in-house technology staff, you also may want to consider using Security Onion, a compilation of free tools for intrusion detection and network monitoring.Related: 7 Tips for Upgrading IT SecuritySecure your computers.Protecting computers on your network starts with firewalls and antivirus software. Free basic firewalls now come with Windows and Mac computers, so make sure they’re turned on. Antivirus protection will require a download.Among the most popular free antivirus programs is one from AVG. Another is Microsoft’s free basic security product Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s made for consumers and businesses with 10 PCs or fewer. And firewall giant Check Point Software of Redwood City, Calif., has a free security suite that includes antivirus and a ZoneAlarm firewall that monitors traffic leaving your computer, as well as standard inbound traffic. In addition, U.K.-based Sophos offers free antivirus software for Macs.Eliminate security vulnerabilities by applying the free fixes software makers regularly issue. To make that easy, use automatic update features for Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and other products you use. Windows users can make sure all their programs are current by using the free tool FileHippo.Related: Three Low-Cost Ways to Keep Data Safe When Traveling for BusinessProtect your data.Full disk encryption software can make company and customer data on your devices unreadable to unauthorized people. Free open-source software TrueCrypt is available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines and can be used to secure data on thumb drives and other storage devices. For Mac, Apple offers free full disk encryption dubbed FileVault2 to users with the Lion operating system.If you have particularly sensitive information, Summers recommends creating a special encrypted area for that data with its own password. You can create this sort of encrypted “volume” with TrueCrypt and a similar Apple feature.Also back up the data on your computers in case of loss, theft or damage. With Mozy, you can backup two gigs of data for free offsite and encrypted in Mozy’s data centers. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals May 29, 2012 4 min read Register Now »
Trippas White Group launched the second of its unique, and stunning, new bars in Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building (QVB) last night. Reign Champagne Parlour & Bar is located on level one of the QVB, at the Druitt Street end, and serves over 150 Champagnes and sparkling wines, and an array of light share-plates. Reign opens at 11am Monday to Friday and for brunch at 10am Saturday and Sunday, closing late each night. Reign Champagne Parlour & Bar joins Esquire, on level two of the QVB, which was officially launched in early May.IMAGE: Damian Flanagan barQVBReign Champagne Parlour & BarSydneyTrippas White Group
The Latest: R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 22, 2019 10:53 am PDT CHICAGO — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local):12:50 p.m.Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records.Friday’s charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. Through his lawyers, he has consistently denied them.Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, is one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. He has won multiple Grammys, including for his hit-song, “I Believe I Can Fly.”Jurors acquitted Kelly of child pornography charges at a 2008 trial. Those charges stemmed from a video prosecutors alleged showed Kelly having sex with a girl as young as 13.Attorney Michael Avenatti said last week that he recently gave Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of Kelly having sex with an underage girl.___12:25 p.m.Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has evidence R. Kelly and his “enablers” paid witnesses and others to “rig” the outcome of the R&B star’s 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges.Avenatti told The Associated Press that’s one piece of information he’ll present at a news conference Friday in Chicago.Kelly has denied allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years. His attorney didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.Avenatti said last week he gave the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office a videotape he says shows Kelly having sex with an underage girl.On Thursday, two women said Kelly picked them out of a crowd at Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s and had sex with one of them, who was 16.The Associated Press